In Days Gone By

Kittson County Enterprise

16 June 1993

1893 - 100 years ago

Owen Ryan, Esq., of Kennedy, the bonanza farmer of that section, was shaking hands with some of this friends in the city this week.

Dr. Thomas, the Crookston dentist, made his usual call on the Hallock toothache people the first of the week, and many of them feel relieved.

Contractor Harrison commenced work on the hose tower Wednesday last and judging from the looks of it, it will be a strong and well put up structure.

And still the population of Kennedy increases, so says Dr. Demars. Happiness reigns supreme in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Anderson's over the arrival of a twelve pound baby.

Never judge by outside appearances, says an exchange. A shabby coat may enwrap a newspaper, while a man wearing a high-toned plug hat and sporting a cane may be a delinquent subscriber.

1943 - 50 years ago

Charley Bengston, well known Lake Bronson farmer who resides on his farm five miles east of that city had a narrow escape which very nearly cost him his life and resulted in drowning foiur of his best horses. When he attempted to ford the river with his four horses hitched to a farm vehicle, the vehicle caught on a large boulder. The horses tangled in the harness and were swept downstream. Mr. Bengston became tangled in the harness as well, however his wife helped him to shore.

Who says scarcity does not create a price. Last week at an auction sale in St. Vincent, an $8 lawnmower bought five years ago was bid up to $24. Lawnmowers are practically off the market now days, resulting in the exorbitant price paid this used one.

Mr. and Mrs. John Swanson, Hallock, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house. Over one hundred guests attended.

According to local farmer, Ben Jansen, a total of four and fifty-eight hundredths inches of rain fell on Kittson County Lands since April 26 up to June 14. The rain has been spread out nicely.

1968 - 25 years ago

Kathy Clow, Orleans, was named an attendant to the Princess Kay of Region 1, chosen at the Dairy Day held at Thief River Falls.

A Miss Kittson County pageant will be held in Hallock. The pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Aquacade pageant held in Thief River Falls, the Miss Minnesota and Miss America pageant.

A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Nick Tuttle, June 12.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Reynold Ward, St. Vincent, June 16.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Masloski, St. Vincent, June 18.

Prices for the 1968 crop of barley in Kittson County will be supported at 84 cents per bushel for barley grading No. 2 or better excepted mixed, according to Clarence Beck, officer manager of the county ASC.

The Hallock Glue 4-H club received word that they have been chosen as the top act in the Share the Fun from Kittson County. They will go to Thief River Falls to the district contest in August. Mrs. Harold Haugen is one of the leaders.

1983 - 10 years ago

The engagement of Mary Elizabeth Hunt, Hallock, to Allen Heck, Winona, has been announced.

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Carriere, Hallock. He has been named Gregory Marc.

Rafters have been installed on the gazebo in Hallock as builders prepared to roof the structure. Bruce Ternes and Leonard Swanson have been busy with the final stages of construction and the Centennial oproject is nearly complete.

Teacher negotiations are underway int he Hallock district. Under the proposal presented by the teachers, a beginning teacher's salary would rise from $14,000 to $16,500 in 1983-84 and to $19,000 in 1984-1985.

Four of Kittson County's 4-H junior leaders are in St. Paul at the annual statewide Junior Leadership Conference. Becky Anderson of the Two River 4-H Club; Tammy Swenson of the Jupiter Busy Bees 4-H Club; Lynda Johnson of the Humboldt Stick-To-It 4-H Club and Janeen Ward of the Humboldt Stick-To-It 4-H Club attended.

1988 - 5 years ago

Kristen Gillie, Hallock, received the bachelor of science degree in liberal arts with a major in Broad Area Art.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Brian Weleski, Lancaster. She has been named Erin Marie.

The engagement of Colleen Loeffler to Micadden Lind, Hoyt Lakes, has been announced.

Shawn Stewart, Hallock, placed sixth in the discus event at the Class A state track meet.

The fifth annual All-Sub-Region Eight baseball team was named recently with players from both Kenned-Hallock and Kittson County North being named honorable mention. Bab Haller of Kittson County North and Jim Poissant of Kennedy-Hallock were named 1988 Co-coaches of the Year. Players named honorable mention included Kevin Hanson and Fred Stockham, Kennedy-Hallock; and James Diamond, Tom Coffield and Troy Boroski, Kittson County North.

Dawn Carlson compted in the Class A state golf meet, tying for the 12th position.